New York speeds up Covid-19 vaccinations amid sluggish rollout

New York (AFP) – Faced with growing criticism over a sluggish rollout of the coronavirus vaccine, New York opened several large vaccination centers on Monday and relaxed criteria for getting a shot despite doses remaining insufficient. Dozens of people queued patiently at a center in the Bronx, one of three pop-up sites in New York City that mirror hubs established elsewhere, including in Florida and New Jersey.  “This is the turning point in our fight against Covid-19,” Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote on Twitter. Over 75s, police officers, firefighters, teachers and transport workers became eligib…

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